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About the Chamber
The British Chamber of Commerce in Taipei (BCCT) is a value-adding resource that champions the business and social interests of its members in Taiwan. Made up of large and small corporations, individuals, and overseas associations, the BCCT is a strong and cosmopolitan mixture of successful enterprises in diverse industries.
The BCCT acts as a key resource for UK companies interested in the Taiwan market by ensuring that businesses, especially SMEs, have a direct line to assistance and networks. They provide landing pad services and offer a united but unbiased commercial perspective on all issues affecting British business interests in Taiwan, and Taiwan business interests in the UK.
The BCCT provides a broad range of membership activities and events including business networking opportunities and free workshops. The BCCT also has a number of Signature Events including the St Andrews Day Ball, Charity Golf Tournament, International Football Tournament, and the Christmas Charity Auction. We also have a number of specific events, large and small, throughout the year focusing on CSR and also Women in Business.
The Chamber is housed inside the British Office and shares a very close relationship to the Foreign Office, DIT, and the British Council, and holds periodic joint events with other foreign chambers.
In conjunction with membership activities, the BCCT has donated over 10 million NT dollars to local Taiwanese charities, and has an active program to support the CSR initiatives of its members in Taiwan.
BCCT’s mission is to support the commercial, social and cultural needs of British firms and community in Taiwan as well as commercial, social and cultural access of Taiwanese firms and community in Britain. Further, BCCT will focus on promoting bilateral trade and investment.
- To advance commercial interests between the UK and Taiwan
Support UK firms and British executives at other firms achieve commercial goals in Taiwan.
Support Taiwanese firms and executives in achieving mutually valuable commercial goals in UK.
By extension, provide appropriate support in European Union activities.
- To facilitate government engagement, including advocacy
Perform government-centered advocacy (lobbying) on selective issues for our members.
Join other advocacy efforts in Taiwan in support of mutually useful goals.
Aim to make this a mutually valuable dialog, not a series of requests that only benefit British industry or BCCT individual members (or other ‘foreign’ entities), but a dialog that informs the Taiwanese government (and the British government and community) about beneficial approaches of mutual value.
Create an annual co-operation paper with the aim to educate the Taiwan government on mutually valuable goals.
Inform Taiwanese firms about access to and help them lobby with the UK government for mutual advantage.
- To help raise Taiwan’s profile internationally
In a collaborative sense, leverage UK corporate, government and individual or community skills and assets to assist in enabling Taiwan to become a stronger participant in the international business and cultural community, and to create more international presence and momentum in Taiwan.
- To deepen community engagement through CSR initiatives
Corporate social responsibility is both an activity and a value. Leverage UK experience in CSR to bring the activity and the value to Taiwan.
- To promote British culture in Taiwan
Our cultural basis is British – Support sporting and cultural events and activities that are uniquely British.
Benefits of Membership
Membership defines your company as a leader in the Taiwan business community. When it comes to representing British business interests no one does it better than the British Chamber of Commerce.
Membership gives you direct access to key business, government and community leaders in Taiwan, in the Asia-Pacific region and globally through:
- An informative and useful events program
- Our close links with government departments and community organizations
- A network of offices throughout the region
Membership provides you with a program of informative and useful events including business breakfasts, speakers luncheons, networking evenings and social activities.
As a member, the British Chamber encourages you to play an active role in its events program by presenting a seminar to members.
Preferential Purchase & Promotion Programs
Membership delivers to you unparalleled discounts on British Chamber events, promotions, and numerous company profiling opportunities.